Uncle Mo Is Listed as 5-2 Favorite to Win $5 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic

Uncle Mo will start from the No. 12 post position as the favorite to win the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the richest thoroughbred horse race in North America. Uncle Mo, trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, was given 5-2 odds by Mike Battaglia, handicapper for Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. Uncle Mo won last year’s Breeder’s Cup Juvenile, a 1 1/16th-mile race for 2-year-olds. He will compete against 12 horses in the 1 1/4-mile Read more [...]

Grande Cache gets $1-billion takeover bid

A team of Asian buyers is paying $1-billion for Calgary’s Grande Cache Coal Corp GCE-T., betting on steady long-term demand for coal used in steel making despite a recent pullback in production amid growing global economic gloom.China’s Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Ltd. and Japan’s Marubeni Corp. said Monday they will pay $10 a share in cash for the metallurgical coal producer, a 70-per-cent premium to the miner’s Friday closing price of $5.87 on the Toronto Stock Exchange. More related Read more [...]

Statewide Veterans Day events listed

Castine Maine Maritime Academy will hold a Veterans Day Observance Ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in front of Leavitt Hall. Sponsored and organized by the college’s Student Government Association and supported by the Regiment of Midshipmen, the annual student-centered event will feature student speakers and musical selections by the student a cappella group the Maritones. Performances by the MMA band and drill team will also be included in the ceremony, which Read more [...]

WWII crash site artefacts listed

31 October 2011 Last updated at 11:17 GMT Members of the team who recovered the objects with part of a propeller blade An engine was among almost 50 items recovered from the wreck of a World War II Lancaster bomber, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) report has revealed. Six Royal Australian Air Force personnel and an RAF crewman died when the aircraft came down on Balavil Estate, near Kingussie. Read more [...]

Trump sells his RPV home for $7.15 million

Donald Trump sold his 11,000-square-foot Rancho Palos Verdes home overlooking his golf course for $7.15 million, it was reported Sunday. The nine-bedroom Mediterranean-style home on Trump National Golf Course was built in 2010 and features an infinity pool and a bar that is a replica of the one at the clubhouse, the Los Angeles Times reported. The buyer was not disclosed. Trump, 65, listed the home for $12 million last year. The New Yorker splits his time in Los Angeles between Read more [...]

Upcoming Tech & Media Events You Should Be Attending [Discounts]

Yay it’s monday and nearly the first of the month! Time to check your agenda and make some plans for the week and month ahead. Maybe you’ll find a awesome event to attend in our updated eventlist below. See what we did there? 🙂 We’ve listed the hottest tech and media events out there and even got some discounted tickets for you. Make sure you visit TNW Events whenever you’re looking for one or before you’re about to book one. Would you like to have your conference or event listed here? Read more [...]

Pending Home Sales Up from Year Ago

Oct. 31, 2011 6:33 a.m.WASHINGTON -- Pending home sales declined in September, although activity remains above a year ago. A sale is listed as pending when the contract has been signed but the transaction has not closed, though the sale usually is finalized within one or two months of signing.The National Association of Realtors Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contract signings, fell 4.6% to 84.5 in September from 88.6 in August but is 6.4% higher than September 2010 Read more [...]

Analyst Calls For Review Of NSE Listing Requirements

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has been urged to review the current listing and post-listing requirements of the Exchange and create a mechanism that will allow free entry of new companies into the Exchange and free exit of existing ones. An Investment analyst and Managing Director, Cowry Asset Management Limited, Mr. Jonson Chukwu, who made the appeal in a chat with Leadership, said there was also the need to create incentives Read more [...]

Chocolate House a sweet treat on Tour of Homes

Deborah Wockenfuss wasn't going to let a fire keep her from participating in this year's annual Siouxland American Red Cross Tour of Homes. "Even though I probably lost close to 60 percent of my Christmas items," she admitted. "And it was really tough to go through the decorations one by one, because I had been collecting them for years." The fire department Read more [...]